Shuggie Bain Book Review | Booker 2020 Longlist
Video / November 25, 2020

I finished Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart last night and absolutely had to get this review out today instead of the video I originally had planned! This video has slight spoilers. Nothing big, just references to events that happen later in the book without going into too much detail. ⌚Timestamps⌚ 0:00 – Intro 0:13 – Synopsis and Overview 2:55 – Reinvention / Putting on a Front 11:30 – Masculinity 14:30 – Hope 17:09 – Final Thoughts / Predictions 📚Books Mentioned📚 Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart Burnt Sugar by Avni Doshi Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid 📑Booker Boy Book Club Information📑 Booker Boy Book Club: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_L8-… Booker Boy Discord: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tvJs… 📰Resources Used📰 Video Interview with Douglas Stuart: https://youtu.be/Lg8K_Mw_ueM Google Doc of Black Lives Matter Resources: https://docs.google.com/document/u/0/… Instagram: @freshlyreadbooks Twitter: @FreshlyBooks Email: freshlyreadbooks@gmail.com Music: All That from Bensound.com

The Vegetarian by Han Kang (Book Review)
Video / November 20, 2020

Review and analysis of The Vegetarian by Han Kang. More translated novels: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUMxkOTS9WyEKx0oGB_X5oQPeIwETgp7O Follow Climb The Stacks Blog: http://www.climbthestacks.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/climbthestacks Instagram: http://instagram.com/climbthestacks About #ClimbTheStacks Climb The Stacks is a video series and blog dedicated to literature, featuring reviews and analysis of literary fiction, classic literature, and memoir.

The New Wilderness Book Review | Booker 2020 Shortlist
Video / October 16, 2020

The New Wilderness was the book I was the most excited for on the Booker Longlist. It didn’t end up being my favorite, but where did it fall on my list? Also in this video, is me calling a main character Greg the whole time even though his name is Glen… my bad 😅 ⌚Timestamps⌚ 0:00 – Intro 0:53 – Synopsis and Initial Thoughts 5:20 – Power 10:12 – Civilization & Wilderness 13:07 – Parenthood 17:19 – Ranking of Personal Favorites 📚Books Mentioned📚 The New Wilderness by Diane Cook The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste Real Life by Brandon Taylor Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart Burnt Sugar by Avni Doshi Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid 📼Videos Mentioned📼 My Booker Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list… 📑Booker Boy Book Club Information📑 Booker Boy Book Club: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_L8-… Booker Boy Discord Information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tvJs… 📰Resources Used📰 Shelfie with Diane Cook: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NT95YkGmrfU Google Doc of Black Lives Matter Resources: https://docs.google.com/document/u/0/… Instagram: @freshlyreadbooks Twitter: @FreshlyBooks Email: freshlyreadbooks@gmail.com Music: All That from Bensound.com